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Welcome to our Scholarship Page!

Below are the available scholarships for the KHS Class of 2019

  Please read all directions carefully as failure to complete applications correctly, and by the deadline, may result in your application not being considered for the scholarship.  

You will need to complete the FAFSA  or WASFA starting October 1, 2018 in order to be eligible for ANY Financial Aid, regardless of household income.

Scholarship Night will be held on Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30pm in the KHS South Gym.

Kelso Public Schools Foundation

The Kelso Public Schools Foundation offers multiple scholarships to Kelso High School graduating seniors.  Check back here starting in December for 2018-19 applications 

*** $$ Amount of Scholarships are subject to change based on KPSF Audit***

Kelso Community 2018-19 Scholarships

Kelso High School facilitates the scholarship process for our generous community donors.  These scholarship applications will be available here as we receive the information.  For more information, see Mrs. Dalton (Ms. Albin) in the counseling center.

Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship
 Scholarships in the amount of $2000, $5000, or $10000 are awarded to college-bound high school seniors at high schools in the Northwest area.  Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, plans to pursue an education/career in the human health care field, and enrollment plans for Fall 2019 into a college/university/degree program.  Academics, activities, committment to health care, character, diversity, and economic/social disadvantage are all considerations.  Information on how to apply can be found here.
Register by 12/6/2018, submit by 12/15/2018
Recipients of the Kelso Public Schools Foundation and the Kelso Community Scholarships will be recognized at our Scholarship Night on Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30pm in the KHS South Gym.

2018-19 Miscellaneous Scholarship Links

Below are links to other scholarship opportunities that are local, statewide, and nationwide.  Kelso High School is not responsible for these scholarship applications- any questions should be directed to the organization listed below.

Scholarship Name
 Deadline *updated as received
Quest Bridge
  The Quest Bridge National College Match connect outstanding low income high school seniors with full four-year scholarship.  Need to be in the top 5-10%, score 1240 (SAT) and 28 (ACT).  Apply online at
 AES Engineering
 AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.  Visit to learn more.
 Elks National Most Valuable Student Scholarship
 The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships.  This scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Apply online at
 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship
 Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2000, $5000, or $10000 to an area high school senior.  Students must register and select a nominator at the links listed on
 Register by 12/8/2018
Submit by 12/15/2018
 Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation
 The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship will be available Oct. 1st.  Students can register to be notified when they open.  More informaiton and application can be found at
 Horatio Alger Association
 The Horatio Alger Association offers National, State, Career & Technical, and miscellaneous targeted scholarships.  See for more information.
 Ready Set Grad!
 Provides multiple links to scholarships and Washington State Financial Aid Programs at
 Careers that Work!
  The Careers That Work! scholarship program provides tuition assistance for high school graduates pursuing education at participating private career colleges. The scholarship program makes available five $1000 tuition scholarships to all public and private high schools in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. For more information go to
See your counselor
Multiple Scholarship programs for class of 2019 students.  Links to the applications can be found at
 Varies- starting 10/15/2018
 Fastweb is an online search engine that accesses national scholarships.  Visit for more information.
 FREE scholarship matching site for Washington State high school students.  You must create an account here.
 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
 Available for students who have volunteered over the past year- and application makes you eligible for both state and national level awards.
 Animation Career Review
 $1000 for a student pursuing an animation related degree in college.  More information can be found here.
 Fashion Schools
 $1000 for a student pursuing a fashion degree in college.  More information here.
 Online MBA Report
 $1000 for a student pursuing a business degree.  More information at
 Better Business Bureau- Students of Integrity Scholarship
 $10,000 to a student with a 3.0 GPA planning to attend trade school, community college, or 4-year college.  To apply, fill out the application and create a 90 second YouTube video that meets criteria.  All information is at
 AED Superstore
 $1000 College Scholarship for students that submit an essay or video about Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Automated External Defribrillators.  Information can be found at this link.
 College Success Foundation
 Multiple Scholarships including:
  • Governor's Scholarship- students in foster care
  • Leadership 1000- 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Washington Opportunity Scholarship- STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Applications at:
 NAVPA Scholarship
 For veterans or dependents of veterans/service members.  Apply at
 Point Foundation
 LGBTQ persons enrolling at a 4-year college for Fall 2018.  Apply at
 PRIDE Foundation
LGBTQ persons or allies living in Washington.  Apply at 
 ACT Student Champion Award
 $500 to a student who has overcome challenges, has clear educational goals, scored higher than a 22 on the ACT, and has a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Apply at 
 Points Scholarship
 Ten $10,000 awards are available to US legal residents that will enroll in college in the United States.  To apply, click here.
 Stephen J. Brady "Stop Hunger" Scholarships
 Five $5,000 awards to students that have demonstrated ongoing committment to their community by volunteering their time to impact hunger.  Applications can be found here.
 AXA Achievement Scholarships
 Fifty Two $25,000 Awards to a US legal resident who plans on attending two or four year college full-time in the fall.  Applications are here.
 Easton/NFAA Scholarship Program
 Five $5,000 awards available to high school seniors applying for full time admission at a two or four year college, or technical school.  Apply here.
 Harris Poll Scholarship
 (1) $1,000 Award to a US legal resident over the age of 13.  Applications can be found here.
 VIP Scholarship
 (1) $5,000 Award for students that complete entries prior to 11:59pm on the deadline.  More information can be found here.
 Union Plus Scholarship
 (100) $4,000 Awards for children of a union member.  For mor details and application, click here.
 $2,500 Award in addition to scholarship search tools can be found here.
 Association of Computer Professionals in Education
 $2,000 scholarships for Oregon and Washington high school seniors who have been actively involved in technology programs at their high school.  Students should also be purusing a technology related career.  Online applications can be found at 
 Merle Kirkley Merit Scholarship
 $3,000 scholarship for Washington State High School students planning to go into a field related to educational facility planning: school planning, architecture, engineering, product services, & construction management.  Application information can be found here or at under the Washington Chapter section.
 Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
 Ten $10,000 scholarships available to college-bound high school students who are legally blind.  Applications can be found at
 Building Industry Assocation of Washington
 Scholarships available to students pursing a degree in the construction industry or other technical/trade degree.  The application can be found here or at
 Lower Columbia College
 Scholarships for potential LCC students ranging in amount from $500-$5,000.  Applications open February 1 with varying deadlines.  In order to complete an application, students must have completed 1) FAFSA or WASFA 2) LCC apllication for admission and 3)the scholarship application.  Applications can be found at
 Washington State School Retirees' Association
 Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are hoping to work in the field of education (teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist). Applications can be found at
 Cowlitz Indian Tribe Tuition Assistance
 Tuition assistance is available to Cowlitz members attending college or trade school during 2018-19.  Applications can be found at
 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
 Two scholarship programs to assist students who are children of Marines and/or Navy Corpsmen for College or Career training.  The application can be found at
 Mahin and Saifulla Salemy Scientific Scholarship
 Two- $1000 scholarships are available for high school seniors that will be attending a 4 year or community college in the fall.  Students must have an interest in the sciences.  Apply at
 Young & Bold Scholarship 
 Three- $1000 scholarships available for high school students planning on continuing their education.  Instructions can be found here.
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 Bill of Rights Institute
 Awards ranging from $500 to $5000 for students that submit an essay online.  Visit the website for more information.
 LEAP (Latino/a Educational Achievement Project)
 Up to $5000 to Latinx students who demonstrate advocacy, accountability, perseverance, and commitment to their community.  Available to all students, regardless of citizenship status.  Application is available online.

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